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McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)

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A gambler and a prostitute become business partners in a remote Old West mining town, and their enterprise thrives until a large corporation arrives on the scene.

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... John McCabe
... Constance Miller
... Sheehan
... The Lawyer
... Smalley
... Mr. Elliott
... Bart Coyle
... Ida Coyle
... Cowboy
... Sears
Antony Holland ... Hollander
Hugh Millais ... Butler
Manfred Schulz ... Kid
Jace Van Der Veen ... Breed (as Jace Vander Veen)
Jackie Crossland ... Lily
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Set in winter in the Old West. Charismatic but dumb John McCabe arrives in a young Pacific Northwest town to set up a whorehouse/tavern. The shrewd Mrs. Miller, a professional madam, arrives soon after construction begins. She offers to use her experience to help McCabe run his business, while sharing in the profits. The whorehouse thrives and McCabe and Mrs. Miller draw closer, despite their conflicting intelligences and philosophies. Soon, however, the mining deposits in the town attract the attention of a major corporation, which wants to buy out McCabe along with the rest. He refuses, and his decision has major repercussions for him, Mrs. Miller, and the town. Written by John J. Magee <magee@helix.mgh.harvard.edu>

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The film was shot in West Vancouver and in Squamish, almost in sequential order, a rarity for films. The crew found a suitable location for the filming and built up the "set", as McCabe built up the town in the film. See more »

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The steam engine was deployable very shortly after the fire was discovered, which would have been possible only if the engine had already been lit. See more »

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John McCabe: [muttering to himself] I told you... Think I'm stupid?... S'exactly what I said. Six, six of 'em...
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Winter Lady
Written and Performed by Leonard Cohen
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Not for moi, sorry...
5 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

Three things I learned from this film: 1. Egg yolks mixed with beer is a DISGUSTING drink.

2. Back in those days, people REALLY loved their churches.

3. If a big company offers to buy your small business out, you better accept the offer... Or you're likely to be KILLED.

Yep, apparently this is another of those 'prestigious' motion pictures that I would file under 'Isn't All It's Cracked Up To Be'. You see I like stuff to happen in movies, and here... not a whole lot does. There's much pointless talking, a bit of whorehouse nudity, some gambling and a bunch of pretentious background songs by X Factor favourite Leonard Cohen. But nothing to be worth investing 2 hours of your life for.

What Warren Beatty and Julie Christie get given, they do the best with it. I only wish the film had explored their relationship more, then we really might have had something here. Instead we have bar scenes that go nowhere, and 'arty' imagery which just wastes time. There are plenty out there that would disagree with me, but when the only thing I can recall from such a long movie fresh from viewing it is the (admittedly tense) final shootout, then that isn't a good sign. 5/10


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